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MIAMI - The Miami Marlins opted to replace NL comeback player of the year Casey McGehee with Martin Prado at third base because they want greater athleticism and a more favourable contract at the position. Cheap Malcolm Butler Jersey .Even so, trading McGehee to the Giants wasnt an easy decision, Miami president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Saturday.It was probably one of the toughest phone calls Ive ever had to make, to let him know hed been traded, Hill said.Miami acquired Prado from the Yankees on Friday, and then traded McGehee for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers.Prado, 31, hit .316 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 133 at-bats for New York last year. Hes two years away from free agency, while McGehee, 32, can become a free agent after the 2015 season.Prado brings athleticism to both sides of the ball, offensively and defensively, Hill said. And the control — we know we have him for two years. Casey was on the brink of free agency. Given the opportunity, we felt it would be a good fit to bring Martin over.With the deals, the Marlins have changed 75 per cent of their infield this off-season. Second baseman Dee Gordon and first baseman Michael Morse are the other newcomers.In the deal with the Yankees, the Marlins acquired right-hander David Phelps for righty Nathan Eovaldi, first baseman Garrett Jones and minor league right-hander Domingo German.Phelps provides depth in the rotation, which will be without ace Jose Fernandez early in the season while he recovers from elbow surgery. Phelps is expected to compete for the fifth starting spot and can also relieve.It should be interesting to see how it unfolds, but we love the versatility, Hill said. We know the big man, Jose, is coming back in June or July, and we wanted to give ourselves as much flexibility as possible in our staff.Right-hander Dan Haren, acquired in a seven-player trade with the Dodgers last week, is considering retirement and hasnt made a decision, Hill said.Hes still working through it, Hill said. Were going to give him the time he needs. I just continue to stress to him that this is a good team, and we want him to be part of it. He would fit nicely.The Marlins havent given Haren a deadline, Hill said.Fernandez and slugger Giancarlo Stanton are on schedule in their recoveries from surgery, Hill said. Stanton, whose season was curtailed when he was hit in the face by a pitch in September, has begun his normal off-season training regimen in his native California.Hes good to go, Hill said. Hes working out, in the cage. Hes getting ready hopefully for an MVP season.Wholesale Patriots Jerseys .5 million, two-year contract that runs through 2015. Venable, the son of former big leaguer Max Venable, will make $4. Cheap Julian Edelman Jersey . You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal or on TSN.ca/Montreal. Also, TSN.ca features live streaming of the post-game news conferences from the Bell Centre. The Rangers grabbed a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Final after Sundays 3-2 overtime victory against the visiting Habs.NEW YORK -- Keith Appling scored 27 points and No. 1 Michigan State had all it could handle from Oklahoma before pulling away in the final minutes for an 87-76 victory Saturday night in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Appling, who was 8 of 12 from the field, scored eight points in the final 3:04 after the Sooners got within 75-71. It was another unimpressive win for the Spartans (6-0) since their victory over then-No. 1 Kentucky moved them up one spot to the top of the poll. They beat Columbia and Portland but didnt pull away from either until the final minutes. They did handle Virginia Tech in the semifinals of this tournament but the championship game wasnt like that at all. The Sooners (4-1) jumped ahead early, fell behind by as many as 18 points and then found a way to get within four points twice in the final 4 minutes before the Spartans were able to pull away once again. Gary Harris had 21 points and Branden Dawson added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans, who shot 50 per cent from the field (29 of 58), but they were 6 of 19 from 3-point range and 23 of 36 from the free throw line and committed 14 turnovers, five over their season average. Cameron Clark had a career-high 32 points for Oklahoma, which kept chipping away at deficits after losing their big early lead. Oklahoma made its first six and nine of its first 11 shots from the field and took a 22-11 lead. The Spartans tookk advantage when the Sooners finally cooled down and went up by as many as 14 points by dominating at both ends of the court. Cheap England Patriots Jerseys. . They closed the half by outscoring Oklahoma 34-9 over the final 9 minutes and were up 45-31 at halftime. Almost everyone in Barclays Center felt it was just a matter of 20 minutes running off the clock to see how many points the Spartans would win by. The Sooners, who were down 53-35 2 minutes into the second half, werent thinking that and they took advantage of turnovers and questionable shots to go on another big run -- this one 12-0 to get within 57-53 with 12:14 to play. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo called a timeout with 12:03 to play but that didnt help the offence. Appling, the tournament MVP, finally ended the Spartans 6:17 scoring drought with a three-point play with 10:01 to go and he followed an Oklahoma miss with a fast-break dunk to make it 62-53 with 9:35 left. Oklahoma found its way to one more run to get within 73-69 and 75-71, but Appling came up with enough big plays down the stretch to keep the Spartans at No. 1 for at least one more week. The Sooners advanced to the title game with a 7-0 run over the final 32 seconds to beat Seton Hall 87-86. The Spartans had an easier trip, riding Adreian Paynes career-high 29 points along with 10 rebounds in a 96-77 victory over Virginia Tech. Payne had four points on 1-for-6 shooting in the championship game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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